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Welcome to the Comprehensive Center Network Website

The Comprehensive Center Network (CCNetwork) comprises the National Comprehensive Center and 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers.  The centers were funded by the US Department of Education to provide capacity-building services to state educational agencies regional educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools that improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction.

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New Toolkit Just Released!

The Supporting Students in Poverty with High-Impact Instructional Strategies Toolkit provides teachers, principals, district staff, and state agencies with evidence-based, high-impact strategies and supportive actions that have the potential to decrease the negative impacts of poverty on student achievement.

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New Toolkit: Considering Native Students: A Learning and Programming Toolkit for SEAs, LEAs, and Tribes

The toolkit provides considerations and guidance for SEAs, LEAs, and TEDs to use when planning, implementing, and evaluating programming for Native students. SEAs, LEAs and TEDs should use the information in the toolkit in collaboration to help ensure successful and effective programming for Native students.

Click Here to Check Out the Toolkit




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CCNetwork Highlights

This collection of curated materials and best practices is focused on three areas of current needs within education.

In each section, you will find an introduction to the topic and set of subtopics with proven approaches, concise and useful tools, and a wealth of resources to underpin successful practice. Watch for more focus topic pages to launch soon.

Available Topics:

Teaching and Learning

Instructional methods, curriculum materials, and helpful tools support K-12 learning at school, at home, and in the community.  Explore strategies and best practices on:

  • Literacy and early learning
  • Online/distance learning
  • High-dosage tutoring
  • STEM and computer science
  • Post-secondary preparation

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Educator Workforce

The CCNetwork supports states and districts as they design and implement strategies to ensure students have equitable access to effective teachers and leaders.

  • Attracting and recruiting educator talent
  • Preparing and certifying educators
  • Diversifying the educators workforce 
  • Developing culturally responsive practices
  • Supporting professional growth and evaluation systems
  • Cultivating educational leadership

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Summer and Out-of-School Time

Summer learning and out-of-school time (OST) programs are fun and important ways to:

  • Make up for lost instructional time
  • Build relationships between students and teachers
  • Engage the whole family and community
  • Prepare students and families for the next school year

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Recent News

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Jun 28, 2022
Community schools represent a place-based strategy in which schools partner with community agencies and allocate resources to provide, according to the Coalition for Community Schools an “integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.” Community schools vary in the programs they offer and the ways they operate, depending on their local context. However, four features—or…
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Jun 22, 2022
As a former principal and teacher, I often struggled balancing my sense of urgency with knowing exactly how to best support students most impacted by the learning challenges associated with poverty. Almost daily, a new program, initiative, or compelling research paper was released promising the solution to address student learning gaps.   I quickly discovered that everything could not be a priority!  To change academic outcomes for students, the…
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Jun 9, 2022
  Puerto Rico’s Professional Development Academy for Management, Leadership, and Professionalism In 2018, the auxiliary secretariat of the Institute of Professional Development and University Relations (IDPRU, its acronym in Spanish) at the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) enlisted the support of the Regional Comprehensive Center (currently the Region 3 Comprehensive Center (R3CC) to create an innovative academy for educational…
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Jun 2, 2022
The NEC develops and disseminates resources to help build states’ capacity to more comprehensively support Native education through collaboration with districts and tribes.  Check out what the NEC has been doing the last few months: Released a new toolkit to support SEAs, LEAs, and Tribal Education Departments (TEDs) when planning, implementing and evaluating learning and programming that will advance education for Native students.  Westat…
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May 20, 2022
The Region 17 Comprehensive Center is excited to welcome new leaders in two roles. Jennifer Esswein will serve as the center’s new director, and Jacob Williams will serve as the new deputy director. Read more here.